I agree that further evaluation is warranted, especially if things really are getting worse. There are a number of things to be sorted out in your case such as finding out what specific type or types of memory are abnormal, history of head trauma or meningitis, labor and delivery/perinatal/childhood history, any concomitant behavioral or psychiatric disorder such as attention deficit disorder or mood disorder, and any history of seizures. A full neurological exam as well as formal neuropsychiatric evaluation (consists of extensive written and verbal testing as well as psychiatric evaluation) should be considered. Finally, MRI of the brain with special imaging to look at the temporal lobes (part of the brain that has a function in memory, usually ordered in epilepsy protocols)as well as EEG may also be considered. Blood work to look for inflammatory diseases, vitamin deficiencies, infections such as syphillis (if there is any risk factor) can also be helpful.
Talk to your doc about getting a referral. If you can only have one or two tests, I would go for the neuropsychiatric testing to better characterize the memory deficit and an MRI of the brain. GOod luck.
Thank-you very much for your time. I will now try to investigate further with medical help.
I have the same problem with books, except I'm a 13 year old male who's in quite good shape. My doctor has told me that as a 13 year old I should have a great memory. But I struggle to remember everything. This is a very sensitive thing to me because the other week I went to the movies with done friends. And had to ask what there name was Like 5 or 6 times within 3 hours. Turned out I went to the movies not a week ago. But 2 days. I don't know If this has any connection but one morning I woke up had a shower went to put on my clothes and ended up putting my underwear on my head! I didn't notice until after I put my shirt on. No body believes me when I tell them. I would enjoy an explanation.